Music and Lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
I happened to hear The Beatles’ “Ticket To Ride” being played as an oldie one day in early 1969, and upon hearing it this particular time, decided the tune would make a nice ballad.  I arranged it for the two of us, and the resulting recording became our debut single.  Released in October of 1969, it remains one of my favorite Carpenters’ recordings.  In 1973, Karen re-recorded her drums and lead vocal on the track for its inclusion in the Singles 1969 – 1973 album.  Guitars were added at the same time.


Sony/ATV Tunes L.L.C. (BMI)
Produced by Jack Daugherty
Arranged by Richard Carpenter
Lead Vocal: Karen Carpenter
Backing Vocals: Karen and Richard Carpenter
Keyboards:  Richard Carpenter
Bass: Joe Osborn
Drums: Karen Carpenter
Guitar: Tony Peluso
French Horn: David Duke
Engineer: Ray Gerhardt
From the album Offering (1969)



Last Updated June 4, 2008
May 2004  © Richard Carpenter

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